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Sal Cafe

Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta s/n | En la playa, a la altura de la calle Andrea Doria, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (La Barceloneta)
+34 932240707
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Ranked #2,337 of 6,031 Restaurants in Barcelona
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Price range: $20 - $41
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Spanish, Eclectic
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: La Barceloneta
Description: Sal Café has an enviable position on Barcelona beach, facing the Mediterranean Sea. Its cooking intertwines Mediterranean tradition with cuisine from other whereabouts, such as Japan, Indonesia or Brazil. The restaurant is decorated with retro touches and a nod towards the 1970s, which gives it a welcoming feel day and night. Sal Café’s size allows it to cater large events, for more than 250 people. It is open all year round and can organise breakfasts, lunches, dinners and any other events for both corporate and private celebrations.
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Paris, France
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The location couldn't be better. We enjoyed a tasty lunch while our 7-year-old daughter played on the beach in front of us. The service was friendly, if a bit slow. I had a wok noodle dish that was well done. My wife enjoyed her vegetarian offering. Overall, a nice way to spend a couple of hours.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Don't eat here. If you do, don't eat the fish. Gave me food poisoning which caused me to be holed up in my apartment for the duration of my trip. This place ruined my trip.

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Geneva, Switzerland
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This place is amaising... you would think that eating that close to the sea, it would be just a touristic restaurant, with expensive prices and bad food, but NO ! We have a rasta waiter that was so nice, speaking several languages and smiling all the time. We took some tapas : pulpo and croquetas... WOW !! They were incredible.... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We ate here for a late lunch/early dinner before setting off for the airport to come home. Having learned from experience that the Spanish portions are huge, we shared one starter and one main. Paella - excellent and full of flavour. Sardines - lovely and fresh. Friendly and helpful staff and a lovely setting, a nice way to end a... More

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The food was really bad and the service also. Waitress treat you like they hate you and the world. The paella was specially bad also, like they did it 2 days ago and they put it in the oven. I don't recommend go to eat there not even for the views of the beach if you are thinking in a... More

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Aberfoyle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Cafe Sal is a must for a lazy Sunday seafood lunch. Right on the boardwalk near the Olympic Port overlooking the med. They do the best seafood paella and the wine lsst is extensive. The team that work there are excellent . There's always a good buzz and you'll need to book at the weekend but it's well worth it.... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

After eating the worst paella in another place, somewhere in barri gotic, i promised myself that i wont leave barcelona not having a good seafood paella, we did some research by asking staff from hotel and tourist guide, all of them suggested the waterfront, no specific resto, so we wandered by the beach and used our ESP, lucky enough we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We stopped here for brunch whilst taking a break on our little electric scooter. I would never have found it without some dirction though as it is situated under the main walkway of the seafront. Just look out for the orange parasols. We had some lovely ice cold mango smoothies to start. I highly recommend the nachos (the guacamole and... More

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Genoa, Italy
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We have been there for lunch taking the convenient 11Euro menu.The menu had a few choices and we ordered noodles with seafood, we received noodles with chicken. We pointed it out to the waiter who answered that since the kitchen was closing it wasn't possible to change the dish...adding that anyway the seafood wasn't fresh! Well, certainly the chicken wasn't... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

...the sand comes up to the door... We had a business dinner here for a large (about 30 people) group, and had the place booked for ourselves. The service even then was a little slow, but the food was good (but not exceptional). We had a typical tapas selection for starters, which was very good, including battered artichokes which were... More

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